Monday March 9th! ADAM GOTTLIEB from Chicago! Plus IRON POET CHAMPIONSHIPS!

FEATURE: ADAM GOTTLIEB is a poet-emcee/teaching-artist/singer-gottliebsongwriter/revolutionary from Chicago. (photo by Ryan Schorr) As a teen he was featured in the 2009 documentary film “Louder Than A Bomb,” about the world’s largest youth poetry slam festival by the same name. Since then, he’s performed and taught widely throughout Chicago, the U.S., and even the world, working as a facilitator of safe spaces for creative expression, cultural community-building, and social activism. He graduated from Hampshire College in 2012, where he studied poetry and critical gottlieb3pedagogy. In March 2014 he co-founded the Chicago chapter of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade, a network which uses the arts (and poetry in particular) as a tool for organizing and galvanizing social justice movements. That same year I was selected by the Guild Complex to be one of five emerging writers in a project called “Voices of Protest,” through which I participated in the “Kapittel” festival for Literature and Freedom of Speech in Stavanger, Norway. You can find him busking with his guitar in Roger’s Park or in the subway.
ironpoetbobbyBONUS RUCKUS: IRON POET CHAMPIONSHIPS! “GIBBS vs. WORSTER” – It’s that time, newly re-crowned champion ROBERT BLACKWELL GIBBS is taking a break from all his politicking to defend his title as former champ MELISSA WORSTER (of the Worcester Worsters) has re-engaged with the show and the scene in general with an eye on giving Bobby a run for his money (note: there is no actual money tied to this title, apart from highly lucrative endorsement deals that Dirty Gerund organizers get a piece of, just sayin…” 3 rounds or mayhem. 3 judges scoring on 3 categories, 3 poetic concoctions and of course one diabolical secret ingredient from our heralded chairman YOSH SHARTIN! Battle!
Word has it visual arts will be handled by ASHLEY TUCKER! Another_DSC8980 word has it that new friend CASSIE from Federation of Belligerent Writers will be volunteering snacks! MATT & the BASTARDS didn’t break any equipment last week, but did break all our brains with the amazing arrangements on DOC LUBEN‘s incredible poetry feature! We’ve got a lot of awesome show this week, so please arrive and sign up by 8:30pm so we can get things rolling on time! Dirty Gerund is gut punching winter until we get to spring! Congrats to Rainy on winning the last challenge! NICHOLAS EARL DAVIS misses you already! YOSH & MIKEY might feel that way too, but they’re playing it wayyyyy cooler. See you!

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